A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspired the Iditarod dog sled race.
Part Dog. Part Wolf. All Hero.
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Did You Know?
Michael McShane's first time voice acting in a theatrical film, later he'd go onto voice Tuck and Roll the Pillbugs in A Bug's Life (1998), Hands the Alien Pirate in Treasure Planet (2002), Hymo in Thru the Moebius Strip (2004), Rumpelstiltskin in Happily Never After (2007), and Farmer Pig in The Angry Birds Movie sequels. See more
When Steele is falling down the cliff with Jenna's bandana in his mouth, right before he hits the bottom, the bandana turns white. See more
Let me tell you something, Balto. A dog cannot make this journey alone
[starts to walk off, but stops suddenly
but... maybe a wolf can.
After the credits, Fievel from "An American Tail" (1986) pushes the Amblimation logo into place, then stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes. See more
All non US/UK versions have the film's characters dubbed in local language. See more
Reach for the Light
Composed by James Horner
and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Steve Winwood
Backing Vocals: Bonnie Keen (uncredited), Chris Rodriguez (uncredited), Micah Wilshire (uncredited), and Tina Clark (uncredited)
Chorus: Caitlin McCollister (uncredited), Elizabeth Winwood (uncredited), Emily Estes (uncredited), Evan Brooder (uncredited), Gianno Caputo (uncredited), Holly Burt (uncredited), Jamie Grable (uncredited), Joel Dunham (uncredited), Katy Dunham (uncredited), Lauren Caputo (uncredited), Leah Lofton (uncredited), Mary Claire Winwood (uncredited), Natalia DiGesare (uncredited) See more